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Hope & Desire

Susan TedeschiAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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"I think it's a pivotal record for me - I like this one a lot,” Susan Tedeschi says of her new Verve Forecast release Back to the River. “I think it's really emotional, but it's not really a blues record. The blues is still in there, but there's a lot of other stuff too. I definitely put a lot into this one and worked really hard to put a lot ... Read more in Amazon's Susan Tedeschi Store

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  • Audio CD (October 11, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • ASIN: B000ASATP8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,370 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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First new studio album in 3 years by this Grammy nominated singer/songwriter/guitarist, is an instant classic! Produced by Joe Henry, a great artist in his own right, this recording focuses purely on Tedeschi's amazing talents as a vocalist, establishing her skills as a world class interpreter of other's material. The songs are written and/or inspired by a diverse and impressive list of artists including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, The Rolling Stones and more. Verve. 2005.

The sweet, husky mix of sugar and sandpaper in two-time Grammy nominee Susan Tedeschi's voice breathes sultry life into the art of classic soul singing on Hope and Desire, her fourth album. It's somewhat disappointing that she's chosen to defer her own songwriting in favor of classics and obscurities by Ray Charles ("Tired of My Tears"), Dylan ("Lord Protect My Child"), the Rolling Stones ("You Got the Silver"), and others. She's also left her guitar at home, assigning the exceptional playing to Clapton sideman Doyle Bramhall, Jr., and her husband, the Allman Brothers' Derek Trucks. But it's thrilling how Tedeschi applies her gospel-trained vocalizing to these 12 numbers, all tales of hope and desire, delivered at an unhurried pace so the delicate filigrees of her phrasing make them resonate with absolute emotional conviction. By the time the album closes with the gut-bucket blues "The Dangerzone," Teseschi's easily made the case for her third Grammy nod. --Ted Drozdowski

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I Believe to My Soul!! March 7, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Susan Tedeschi(-Trucks) is one of the brightest lights on the modern blues landscape. Thus far it has been impossible to listen to her without at least briefly being put in mind of Bonnie Raitt. Most of the time Susan works with her own band, playing a tangy lead guitar and singing her own material. Here she eschews it all-- the guitar, the pen, the band. The result is less Bonnie Raitt, more Otis Redding-- but all Susan.

On Hope and Desire, producer Joe Henry (I Believe to My Soul; Solomon Burke; the last Aimee Mann and Ani DiFranco releases) assembles a crack, empathetic and soulful studio band, featuring Doyle Bramhall II on guitar. Susan serves as vocalist, and every song is a cover of an under-appreciated soul chestnut, or a song re-interpreted through the lens of R'n'B. The album seems less like a typical Susan Tedeschi record, and more like a classic soul album from the early 70s, like an Al Green record.

"You Got the Silver," a Stones album track, sets the tone right off, Susan's earthy soulful voice inhabiting the song in a new way, making it all her own. She does this with each track on the record. Maybe the best is the Dylan cover, "Lord Protect My Child," which is so deeply steeped in gospel and blues that its hard to remember its a Dylan song.

Husband Derek Trucks guests on three tracks; as usual, his playing is electrifying and precise, and you know its him 2 notes in.

Joe Henry is a great producer for Susan. Give a listen to the Solomon Burke record he produced recently, or to I Believe to My Soul, a multi-artist set (Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Ann Peebles etc.) he produced in '05.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulfully Refreshing! October 11, 2005
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What a talent Susan Tedeschi is, both on vocals and guitar, and on this new CD Hope and Desire Susan concentrates on showcasing her brilliant vocals on twelve obscure, soulful gems. The songs on this CD are quite varied and contain interesting and catchy lyrics that Tedeschi phrases with power, conviction, soul and tender grace ... be sure to read the exceptional lyrics while listening to this CD the first time through. An example of wonderful lyrics contained in this CD are found in the touchingly soulful ballad "Sweet Forgiveness":

Sweet Forgiveness, dear God above

I say we all deserve, a taste of that kind of love

Someone who'll hold onto your hand

And whisper "I understand, and I still love you"

The high energy standouts that showcase Tedeschi's trademark vocal prowess and soulfulness are the woman-cheating songs "Evidence" and Ray Charles' "Tired of My Tears", both of which contain terrific background vocals, as well as the Otis Redding/Etta James classic "Security".

Other great tracks include the opener, a Rolling Stones song "You Got the Silver", and a song by one of Tedeschi's influences - Bob Dylan - "Lord Protect my Child".

I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical at first because this CD doesn't feature Tedeschi on guitar or her regular touring band who are wonderful, but the studio artists featured on this CD (including Clapton guitarist Doyle Bramhall, Jr., husband Derek Trucks, the Blind Boys of Alabama) are terrific and provide a very upbeat and soulful sound. Tedeschi couldn't have chosen a better producer of this CD ... the acclaimed singer/songwriter Joe Henry, who has worked Grammy magic recently with Solomon Burke.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Susan Has Matured April 27, 2006
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Susan Tedeschi has one of those voices that draws you in as you listen to her music. This cd shows not only how she has grown as an artist, but as a person. She's gotten married and has a child, both of which give inspiration and creative spirit. This cd has a gospel feel without being preachy. Her best to date I think. If you are looking for a blues cd, this isn't it. But if you want music with soul and inspiration this is it I recommend without reservation.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible! July 6, 2006
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I only recently discovered Susan Tedeschi on internet radio, and I fell in love with her music immediately. This is the third album I've picked up, and each one just gets better. She's covering some masters on this one, and while I miss the original sound of her own writing, it's the heart of her vocals that drives this one forward. Whether it's the soulful intensity of "Lord Protect My Child," the blues/rock gusto of "Evidence," or the gospel inspiration of "Magnificent Sanctuary Band," Tedeschi shines from start to finish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! December 16, 2005
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I was a Tedeschi 'Virgin' until today. Just listened to her amazing voice on the new "Hope and Desire" album. From the opening chords of "You Got the Silver", I was entranced. My younger brother, who plays steel guitar, clued me in to Susan's talent - course I turned him on to Dylan back when he was 3 years old so it's a great payback. If anyone regrets buying this CD I'll buy it from you :-)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars raw, powerful, soulful December 10, 2005
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i think time will and history will be very kind to this album, once certain core fans get over their hope & desire for original songs they'll realize just how deeply soulful and musical this album really is. I'm looking for ward to her next as i would anyway, but Hope & Desire will stand the test of time as a rare album that, from start to finish, makes a shape, is a phrase, and delivers that undefinable quality that touches us deeply. She is a treasure and this is one great record.
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Published 2 months ago by matthew hurkley
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A++++. Excellent transaction. Would buy from this seller again. Great singer.
Published 3 months ago by Murnasue
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound
I bought this for my husband and ended up keeping a copy for myself as well. I love her sound.
Published 7 months ago by Harriett H. Bryant
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
Too loud and rushed. Composition was not good. This woman has a good voice. Her record company needs to demand better. Loud does not always translate into good.
Published 8 months ago by John Lee Brooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, Love Love Susan.
After discovering Tedeschi & Trucks band and just loving this music. I am now going back to find Susan to be such an amazing artist. Only wish I discovered her sooner. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Anthony G Audet
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!
Susan Tedeschi is amazing. She has a fantastic voice, great on the guitar and an outstanding backing band..

Highli recommended.

Published 9 months ago by Mike Zureich
4.0 out of 5 stars Not too bad.
Sounds a whole lot like early Janis Joplin. Not surprising, since they both come from the same part of Texas.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent band and production
Good choice of smokin' and drinkin' country blues cover songs. Holy Moly Susan I love you-- but please don't bogart the doobie! Very mellow album. Get angry woman! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Sammy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I want to listen to this album over and over...great voice...great R&B . I heard her on PBS, singing at the White House Blues fest and immediately wanted to hear more. Read more
Published on April 14, 2012 by Pat in NY
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very good album.
This is really a very nice album. "Follow" is playing right now and it is beautiful. I also love "Lord Protect My Child," "You Got the Silver," and "The Magnificant Sanctuary... Read more
Published on March 1, 2012 by Michael E. Ross
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